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Launchy for Windows

By Josh KarlinFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Launchy

  • Index programs in your Start menu and launch them via keystrokes.
  • Last updated on August 16, 2010
  • There have been 7 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


Editors' Review

Download.com staff

This very handy tool lets you open nearly any program, file, folder, or Web site on your system with just a few keystrokes. Launchy is called from the background with a hot key combo, and a small, skinnable box pops up.

Enter the first few letters of a file or program, and Launchy automatically displays the rest of the name. You simply press Enter to open or launch it. If the displayed name isn't the item you want, a few seconds later the tool displays a drop-down list with other likely candidates from which you can choose. In our tests, we were easily able to configure the tool to choose from multiple directories among our system's other users' folders. Besides files, folders, and apps, Launchy also displayed site names from our default browser's Favorites file.

This easy-to-master tool--free and unlimited--performed without a hitch in all our tests, and soon may completely replace our using the Start menu or Windows Explorer. We recommend it for any user.


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
April 4, 2010
Latest update
August 16, 2010
Version
2.5
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
None
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
149,531
Downloads Last Week
1

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User Reviews

3.9/5

132 User Votes


Developer's Description

Index programs in your Start menu and launch them via keystrokes.

Launchy is designed to help you forget about your start menu, the icons on your desktop, and even your file manager. Launchy indexes the programs in your start menu and can launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes.